F45 Makes Fitness Fun

Long Islander News photos/Janee Law Marc Arnberg, co-owner and trainer of F45 Training in Dix Hills, said the idea for the facility is to create a community of like-minded people.

Long Islander News photos/Janee Law
Marc Arnberg, co-owner and trainer of F45 Training in Dix Hills, said the idea for the facility is to create a community of like-minded people.

By Janee Law
jlaw@longislandergroup.com

For those looking for a training facility to get their body in shape for the summer, the search ends here, with F45 Training now open in Dix Hills.
F45, which stands for functional 45-minute classes, is an Australian-based franchise that merges elements of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), circuit training, and functional training.
Marc Arnberg, co-owner of and trainer at the Dix Hills location, said that what he enjoys about his job is being able to work with everyone and motivate them.
“I like the fact that because this is time-based, anybody can come in here and do this workout,” Arnberg, who co-owns F45 with Jerry Tina, said “You can go as slow or fast as you want or as heavy or as light as you want. That’s up to you.”
The idea for F45 is to create a community of like-minded people, Arnberg, of Dix Hills, said.
“We want everyone to know each other, high five each other and have fun while we’re doing it,” Arnberg said. “If you’re having fun while you’re working out and you’re still engaged, it’s a total win.”
With 27 different branded classes, which are based on interval, strength, and cardio, Arnberg said, each of them incorporate a number of stations that are rotated. The capacity for each class depends on the number of stations in a class, with a maximum capacity 27.
“There’s a database of 3,000 stations and these guys in Australia are putting together these workouts to make sure you’ll never see the same set up again,” Arnberg said. “Every day you come in, you’re seeing something new, you’re getting a new interval timing, you’re getting a new rotation of stations, and every workout has its own twist to it.”
Before each class, trainers walk members through each station, with TVs set up around the room as a reference. Arnberg said each TV represents a third of the room and demonstrates the station workout.
The franchise started up in Australia in 2012 as a way to feature the most dynamic and effective training styles to date. In 2015, F45 set a record by opening a new location every day of the year, Arnberg said. Now, there’s nearly 1,000 locations all over the world, including Australia, the United States, London, Singapore and India.
With a passion for circuit and HIIT training, Arnberg and Tina opened up the 2,900-square-foot location May 13 at 3027 Jericho Turnpike in Dix Hills.
Arnberg said the location is on a limited grand opening schedule to get trainers and members used to using the TV’s. The limited grand opening currently offers four classes throughout the week, including Romans, Athletica, Hollywood, and Gravity.
Starting June 12, the location will move to the global calendar, adding more classes to the program, which includes Templars, Pegasus, Bears, Romans, Loyals and more.
Each class has its own spin to it and keeps members engaged, Arnberg said.
“Do not worry about the condition you’re in. This is a workout that anyone can do,” Arnberg said. “You don’t have to get into shape to get here, you just have to get here and you’ll get in shape.”

New members can receive a two-week free pass by visiting f45training.com/dixhills. Packages include a 10-class package, 20-class package or a monthly unlimited. For pricing, call F45 in Dix Hills at 516-852-9632.